Gun crime is down in the US

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Gun-related homicides and other crimes involving guns have fallen sharply over the last two decades in the United States, but most Americans believe firearms crime is higher now than 20 years ago, according to an analysis and a separate poll released on Tuesday. (Reuters)

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That's interesting and surprising.
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Really surprising. Maybe the internet has made gun crimes appear more prevalent than before.
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What I think I find most disturbing about this is that the media chose not to inform us of gun violence for all those years. The fact that it was actually worse than we're witnessing today is really alarming. The gun lobby had done a super job keeping us ignorant for far too long. Their days are numbered, the only question is how big a number that is.
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SnoozeAgain;1426645 wrote: Really surprising. Maybe the internet has made gun crimes appear more prevalent than before.


Also the 24 hour cable news cycle. I shouldn't even know the name Jodi Arias. Or Casey Anthony either. Or the thousands of so-called "celebrities", which reminds me of Kardashians.
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AnneBoleyn;1426668 wrote: Also the 24 hour cable news cycle. I shouldn't even know the name Jodi Arias. Or Casey Anthony either. Or the thousands of so-called "celebrities", which reminds me of Kardashians.


The Kar who?
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Trashians.
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Three times the number of folks died in car accidents as compared to gun related homicides.
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It's scary to think of what gun related crime was 20 years ago. I didn't have a clue.
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flopstock;1426689 wrote: Three times the number of folks died in car accidents as compared to gun related homicides.And why do you think that is?
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Wandrin;1426693 wrote: It's scary to think of what gun related crime was 20 years ago. I didn't have a clue.


If we weren't scared 20 years ago, why should we be more scared now?
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Accountable;1426776 wrote: If we weren't scared 20 years ago, why should we be more scared now?That might be a legitimate question. Why militarize the population?
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Ahso!;1426777 wrote: That might be a legitimate question.Thank you. A mature adult might follow such a comment with an attempt at an answer, or at least an opinion.

Ahso!;1426777 wrote: Why militarize the population?Why ask a leading question with a false premise?
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I took it as one worth pondering, though I forgot you're a schoolteacher and expect right/wrong answers on the spot. Perhaps revisiting the exchange in about six years might help?
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Ahso!;1426795 wrote: I took it as one worth pondering, though I forgot you're a schoolteacher and expect right/wrong answers on the spot. Perhaps revisiting the exchange in about six years might help?
I doubt you will have formed the balls to have a respectful conversation by then, so no.
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It's not conversation you seek, it's competition.
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Ahso!;1426807 wrote: It's not conversation you seek, it's competition.
Okay, you win.
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I know.
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LarsMac;1426601 wrote: Gun-related homicides and other crimes involving guns have fallen sharply over the last two decades in the United States, but most Americans believe firearms crime is higher now than 20 years ago, according to an analysis and a separate poll released on Tuesday. (Reuters)

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I've posted the fact of declining crime rates at least twice, once using THIS LINK. It doesn't exactly mention guns.

Here's one, FBI detailing years years 2007-2011

The declining crime rate has been widely reported in the MSM, example US crime rate is down: six key reasons
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Wandrin;1426693 wrote: It's scary to think of what gun related crime was 20 years ago. I didn't have a clue.


A lot of that depends on where you live. Live in a big city, it's news you need to know. In rural areas not so much.

This is an interesting video I don't remember posting here before,

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